Barcelona (@1.47) vs Valencia (@6.5)

Our Prediction:

Barcelona will win

Barcelona – Valencia Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 15:00

It will be tough for him to take over from a coach who was clearly popular in the dressing room and he will have had precious little time to gear up his side for a trip to Camp Nou which is immediately followed by a big away day at Chelsea in the Champions League. New boss Albert Celades has something of a baptism of fire here.

They will approach this clash with the same idea as every rival of Barcelona, they need to find a way to neutralize their ability to control the ball. They recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss but they arent playing so openly and in those 3 games we saw 5 goals on both sides contrary to the 12 in Barcas first 3 games. Valencia started this season with the same bag of mixed results as Barca.

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Barcelona play host to Valencia at their Camp Nou in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturdays program. The Catalan giants dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with newcomers Osasuna in Pamplona, but seeing that both Leo Messi and Luis Suarez are likely to recover in time to face los Che, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the reigning champions.

The timing was still curious though, coming towards the end of the international break, following on from their first victory of the season against Mallorca. For once more of the attention at Camp Nou will be on the opposition though. Rumblings of a breakdown in the relationship between the Marcelino and Valencia owner Peter Lim have been a regular theme over recent months and to some extent it was no surprise to see Marcelino shown the door despite the many things he accomplished with this team on the pitch.

And with that in mind, this Saturday we will witness a thrilling La Liga encounter between two of the biggest title candidates: FC Barcelona and Valencia. Kick-off for this match is slated for Saturday at 20:oo UK time. Neither side has started the campaign on top form, and this could be a great chance to earn a statement win considering both will play in the UEFA Champions League next week. Following the end of the FIFA international break, now its time for the European leagues to resume its action.

Barcelona vs Valencia Head to Head Record

And because of this, were going to see Valencia in the Champions League next season. Thats a hell of an achievement for them, but it doesnt mean they wouldnt like to grab the Copa Del Ray trophy as well. In this part of the Barcelona vs Valencia prediction, were going to discuss the team that finished on the fourth spot in La Liga.

The Valencia team arrives to this match with a victory by 0-2 in the visit to Valladolid, adding in this way the second triumph followed, both for the championship. In the semi-finals of the King's Cup, the Valencian club beat Betis. On the other hand, Dani Parejo is largely responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. In this game against Barcelona, coach Marcelino Toral should maintain the usual 4-4-2, benefiting the middle low block and counterattacks, exploiting the spaces left by his opponent. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Denis Cheryshev, injured. The offensive Rodrigo is the great highlight of this Valencia with 14 goals scored in various competitions.

No one scored more than 2 goals in those matches. This clash is one of the bigger rivalries in Spain and throughout its history, we saw many interesting games between them. I think that in this one Barcelona is going to be triumphant, but without so many important players I dont expect lots of goals. Their matches are usually tight and if someone wins its not by the big margin. In the last 5 H2H Barca won twice, Valencia once and we saw 2 games without a winner.

Juan Pablo Aravena

Pique won his sixth La Liga trophy with Barca in the 2015/2016 season and in 2008 he has three Champions League titles with the Catalan giants as well. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing a defensive midfielder if needed. He returned to his boyhood club in 2008 and he has been playing for the Catalan giants ever since. The 193-cm-tall footballer is a centre back who is good in the air.